Hello, I'm Valientlink, father of the backwalk weirdshot. And some I'm not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it. Mainly OoT speedruns. You will occasionally see races that take place on [Racetime](https://racetime.gg/oot) (formerly SpeedRunsLive but, that's for dinosaurs now) Note: As of July 2022, the timing method changed to gaining control of Link, and watching intro is optional. I will still watch, but I've updated my current PBs to reflect the change. Old PBs I won't change, and I can't change my GSR PB title as I lost access to that account. [YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/valientlink) [YouTube 2](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_CCfj6_-hDoENvSsFVg7w) I mainly like to run GSR and All Dungeons as I enjoy the length of each. I've held the record in these categories on and off through the years between 2015 and 2020, though I have slowed down in activity quite a bit since 2018, only occasionally doing runs or races. Got into speedrunning in late 2005 after seeing a 16 Star run on the old gaming channel G4TV (briefly attempting my own 16 star runs in Spring 2006). In November 2006 I joined YouTube and saw PyroTHPS OoT run, this being my first exposure to an OoT speedrun. Didn't give OoT speedrunning a real try myself until July 2013, though I mostly just glitched around and ran stuff like Child Dungeons. I would say 2014 is when I actually got serious. I set my first WR on 12/31/15 with a 1:19:36 in GSR (No IM/WW at the time). This was the last record under the old ruleset (void warp banned). One last note: you likely won't ever see me running ACE/SRM categories, so I won't always specify (no srm) when running something like All Dungeons for instance. Tl;dr, I'm an OoT boomer. I had plans to retire at points over the years, but I'll probably always keep one foot in the door.
I use the Japanese N64 1.0 version in my runs, with a red N64 controller named *Aries*. I've got 64 problems and VC ain't one :) I have listed my best leaderboard rank below each time, though some of them don't reflect my best times. My 1:25 record in All Dungeons was better than my 1:29 for instance, but breaking the sub 1:30 barrier is something I was very proud of. - GSR: [*1:10:57*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvGL3t2Z-Ec) (4th)- 5/14/20 Best Rank: [WR](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pF-3Q5Ikc) - (11/3/16) -- longest standing record - All Dungeons (No SRM): [*1:16:36*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2soAaUJtiHY) (10th) - 10/7/20 Best Rank: [WR](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8VZ26_PN0M) - (11/30/16) - MST: [*1:59:32*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pqdernR6Zg) (20th) - 1/24/17 Best Rank: [2nd](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CphYAMfOtTw) - (9/7/16) - Ganonless: [*33:00*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz2TxIfj28w) (4th) - 1/3/2020 Best Rank: [2nd](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrmWEGHLeA) - (11/29/15) - No Wrong Warp (No SRM): [*44:49*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouGsopO78a0) (19th / N64 record) - 6/21/16 Best Rank: [5th](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIAuWT8abAw) - (12/11/15) ---------------------- *MISC* - Bingo PB: [*1:12:15*](https://www.twitch.tv/valientlink/v/54070741) - ZSR Relay 2016: [GSR in 1:20:33](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/110359988) - ZSR Relay 2019: [GSR in 1:16:01](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQiiJXFx-0) -- Had set my estimate for 1:16:00 which people thought was too low. They were right, I missed it by 1 second :( - ZSR Relay 2021: [GSR in 1:15:16](https://youtu.be/lO6pjNnYAIM?t=611) --------------------- *RESOURCES* - [ZeldaSpeedRuns](http://www.zeldaspeedruns.com/) - [OoT Speedrun Leaderboards](http://www.speedrun.com/oot) - [World Record history](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DgefbvS3X4geDxfwdE-K6CnGvNcDwZSmiZz_u2KGDcI/htmlview?pli=1&sle=true#) - [Current OoT Records](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16nl-tCLAPW_Yx0zNeBtiixloCOEyr1d71KFXloVNTa0/edit#gid=0) - [OoT Glitch Discovery List](http://bombch.us/Csxt) - [GSR Tutorial by Zellyzel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCFmktvZYeA) - [GSR Race Discord](https://discord.gg/fUbgUjG)
If you would like to *Donate*, you can do so [Here](https://www.twitchalerts.com/tip/valientlink) or [Here](https://www.paypal.me/BJC199332) - Thank you! Highly appreciated, as I'm in a poor financial situation and hoping to move into my own place soon. Anything helps.
Any%: [*2:54*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-X4oYcHix8) [2nd] - 12/28/21 Pamela Powerups: [5:01](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/34605567) [WR] - 12/28/2021 - [Leaderboards](http://www.speedrun.com/friday13) I held the Any% record for a long time with my 3:04 but people ended up finding faster routes. In late December after a nearly 6 year hiatus I did a little practice and got within a half second of record (now 1.5s). I'll get it back eventually, but it could easily be the most difficult and unforgiving speedgame ever. ------------------------------ *MISC RUNS* - Majora's Mask Any%: [*3:19:00*](http://www.twitch.tv/valientlink/v/46439383)^Poop - 2/17/16 - SNES Lemmings (Fun): [*46:29*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdjZ32bl_qk) -10/26/14 - Megaman II Any% (normal) no zips: [*36:35*](http://www.twitch.tv/valientlink/v/41679115) - 2/7/16
"*What is or GSR?*" Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑) - Formerly No RBA/WW, then No IM/WW, the category was renamed on 5/25/2019 to fit the definition better. GSR stands for "Ganondorf Source Requirement." The minimum source requirement in this case is to obtain Light Arrows (beating Shadow and Spirit). - Some felt that the cutscene skips in Shadow and Spirit aren't true wrong warps, despite using the same technique. The majority of top runners wanted to keep the main category, so it was renamed. - Item Manipulation includes GIM (Get Item Manipulation) and BA/RBA (Bottle Adventure). Quest items must be obtained legitimately. - N64 and Wii VC have been very close for quite a few years, often being within 10 seconds of each other, or tied. - Unfortunately, this is no longer the case, and I'm not fond of the new routes which I think cut out gameplay in a category that already doesn't have much, so I'm not likely to run it seriously again. I think 2018-late 2020 was the peak for GSR, as both consoles were tied and did different strats/split routes midway, so it was great for races. My 1:15:59 from 2016 is likely my most notable run. To this day I'm still very happy about this run even if it wasn't perfect (was ~30s off an optimal run at the time). I'd worked hard for 6 months to get a 1:15 and was also going through big transitions in my life, so it was a very stressful period. Ultimately that is the run that has and will always mean the most to me, so I can accept essentially retiring from the category. This route was chu perfect, but the run finished bomb perfect due to bad RNG in Spirit Temple. For the time, this was a very good run, and has mostly aged well.